[ubuntu-uk] Global Jam

Alan Bell alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com
Fri Apr 1 09:56:06 UTC 2011

Hi all,

This Saturday is the Ubuntu Global Jam, a focused event on contributing 
to Ubuntu. In the UK we are holding a virtual event on IRC and with 
Voice over IP using a Mumble server. You can see what other teams are 
doing here: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/567/detail/

Mumble is an application that is in the Ubuntu repositories, you will 
need a headset with microphone, if you don't have one already, you can 
get a perfectly fine one from Argos, cat number 675/2981 which is a 
Phillips one with noise cancelling microphone and has a fiver off at the 
moment so it is £7.99. I got one this morning and it works a treat.

So, install mumble either from the software centre or sudo apt-get 
install mumble from the command line. When you start it you will need to 
set up a new server connection to mumble.libertus.co.uk on the right of 
the mumble screen there is a little tree view of the rooms on the server 
and you can drag and drop yourself into different rooms to talk to the 
people in there. We might set up rooms for different activities 
depending on how many people there are and if we want to split up.

So what are we doing for the day? Well the agenda is here: 
http://pad.ubuntu-uk.org/globaljam2011 and if there is stuff you want to 
add to it then go right ahead.

I look forward to talking to you tomorrow

Alan Bell
Ubuntu UK Team Leader

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